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November 19, 2004

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Palo Alto Online

Publication Date: Friday, November 19, 2004

Sports Shorts Sports Shorts (November 19, 2004)

OAKS CORNER . . . The Menlo College women's volleyball team lost to top seed Fresno Pacific, 30-10, 28-30, 30-17, 30-23, in the first round of the NAIA tournament on Tuesday in Fresno. The Oaks (21-3) were seeded eighth in the playoffs. Fresno Pacific (31-1) hit .304 for the match. "We are very proud of the girls and all they accomplished this season," Menlo coach Bill Imwalle said. "To take a game off the number one team in the nation is very promising for the direction this program is headed." Sophomore Kari Shimomura recorded 14 kills and 25 digs to lead Menlo. Senior Cindy Epps had 14 kills, followed by Sanoe' Eselu with 13 kills. Freshman setter Alyssa Chang added 14 assists, while freshman libero Christa Hewett had 19 digs . . . The Menlo College men's basketball team opens its season tonight with a game against visiting Linfield at 7:30 p.m. The Oaks have just two seniors - Kevin Jones and Kyle Arneseon -- on the team this year. Menlo-Atherton grad Michael Martinez also plays for the Oaks . . . The Menlo College women's basketball team travels to Portland to take on Willamette on Saturday and Lewis and Clark on Sunday. The Oaks are led by seniors Maria Gomez and Tammy Jones. Epps joins the team after her successful run in volleyball . . . Aaron Mendenhall placed first in the 133-pound division of the San Francisco State JC men's wrestling tournament last weekend. Menlo finished fourth in the team standings . . . Laurin Daniels and Sara Fulp-Allen each won individual titles at the Mike Clock Open women's wrestling tournament at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.

CARDINAL CORNER . . . The Stanford men's swimming and diving team signed diver Dwight Dumais to a letter of intent. Dumais, a Ventura resident, was a member of the USA Age Group National Team that recently competed in the World Age Group Championships in Brazil. "I am very excited with Dwight's decision and especially excited to have a diver of Dwight's ability," Stanford diving coach Rick Schavone. "He should be a great help to our team at the NCAA's." . . . Stanford wrestler Tanner Gardner, competing unattached, won the 125-pound weight division at the Central Missouri Open over the weekend. Redshirt freshman Josh Zupancic was second at 149 pounds . . . Menlo-Atherton grad T.C. Ostrander will make his second start when the Stanford football team travels to Berkeley for the Bug Game on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Ostrander took over last week when Trent Edwards was able to come back from a left shoulder injury sustained against Arizona State. Edwards could see some action on Saturday, along with senior Ryan Eklund and junior Kyle Matter. M-A grad Greg Camarillo will be playing his final game with Stanford.

NOTEWORTHY . . . Menlo School grad Courtney Rose had 14 kills to help lead Emory University to a 30-25, 30-23, 30-25 victory over visiting Texas Lutheran last weekend to advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III women's volleyball tournament. The Eagles (31-6) travel to Pennsylvania to take on Juniala (33-4) on Saturday.

COACHING CORNER . . . Sacred Heart Prep is looking for the following coaches: Varsity softball, varsity baseball and varsity girls' lacrosse. Those Interested should contact Anthony Thomas, Athletic Director at 473-4031 . . . Castilleja School is looking for coaches for the upcoming season in varsity track and field in addition to an assistant coach for swimming. Interested persons should contact Athletic Director Jez McIntosh at . . . Woodside Priory School is looking for a boys' JV basketball coach. Contact Athletic Director Mark Stogner at 851-6107 or at . . . Menlo-Atherton High is looking for a number of coaches for the 2004-05 season: boys' varsity soccer, frosh-soph softball, girls' varsity lacrosse and girls' JV lacrosse. Interested persons should contact M-A Athletic Director Pam Wimberly at 322-5311 (ext. 5706).

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